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De Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Dey.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dey, Ye, Ide, Te, Ge, Dee, Do, Ede, Due, Deo

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Where is the De family from?

You can see how De families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most De families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 De families living in Staffordshire. This was about 57% of all the recorded De's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of De families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the De surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your De ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named De. 60% of De men worked as a Farmer and 62% of De women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named De were General Labourer and Shop Assistant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
    60%
  • General Labourer
    40%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    62%
  • Domestic Servant
    10%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Shop Assistant
    5%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De. For the veterans among your De ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average De lifespan?

Between 1976 and 1999, in the United States, De life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for De in 1976 was 52, and 49 in 1999.

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